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Student Loans

Will The Fairness for Struggling Students Act Allow Me to Discharge My Private Student Loans in Bankruptcy? – Lexi


“Dear Steve, I owe $25,000 in credit card debt and over $120,000 in student loan debt. Half are federal loans and half are private loans. I am a single mother of two little ones and the reason for my debt was mostly due to my failed marriage and going to an expensive school. I am getting ready to file for ... Read More »

    I Took Out a Parent Plus Loan for My Daughter’s Education I Can’t Pay Now. – Lee

    Student Loan Corkboard Concept

    “Dear Steve, I am a middle-aged woman who has been ill for over a decade and has not been able to work during that period. In the 90’s I took out Parent Plus Loans for my daughter’s education. I began to make payments on them as they came due until I became ill and lost my job and my house ... Read More »

      I Want to Go Back to School But Have an Old Defaulted Student Loan. – Lizzy

      College Tuition Expenses

      “Dear Steve, i went to a computer school 9 month course , had to leave weeks prior to graduation for family reasons. 1982 , back in 1991 the irs took my tax return , i now have no paperwork on any of this, im 52 , been thru some health issues for the past few years , no work… i ... Read More »

        Should We Deal With Our Old Debt or Use Our Cash to Build a House? – Shane

        New Construction

        “Dear Steve, newly wed 30yo male. i have around 95k in debt…. Around 70k is student loans from sallie Mae. 30k of which is co signed for my wife and her brother. all of which have defaulted…..The rest is made up of a reposessed vehicle 4 yrs ago..15k.. And various credit cards maxed out. wife and I have been ... Read More »

          I Attended Crown College With Sallie Mae Loans But They Closed Without Giving Me My Degree.


          “Dear Steve, I attended Crown College out of Lakewood WA. It was an internet college and the course was Law Enforcement…; I told them I wanted to get a Masters in the subject eventually so that perhaps I could teach eventually. They said they only offered and Associates in this field and the credits were transferable and I could pick ... Read More »

            I Took Out a Student Loan to Cover Life Expenses and be a Mom. – Layla


            “Dear Steve, In 2008 I took out a student loan to help me pay for expenses and be a mom without exhausting myself doing it. I asked for $10000 and the guy convinced me to go with the full amount I was approved for which was $23000. I was not able to graduate and now they are knocking down my ... Read More »

              Can Sallie Mae Garnish Wages and Tax Our Tax Refund Without Going to Court? – Kristen

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              “Dear Steve, My husband and I live in West Virginia, and my husband went back to school to get his Master’s Degree in Media Studies (because he really wants a career in Film). He got his student loan through Sallie Mae. Anyway, he works for the state and isn’t paid what he’s worth. I’m currently unemployed, because we only have ... Read More »

                I’m Disabled and Behind on My Government Student Loans. – Jess

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                “Dear Steve, I have about 42 thousand in gsl debt that has gone through to about 60 K now. I have been disabled and trying to get on ssi/ssdi for about 6 years now. I have an apartment via a government program to assist disabled persons with housing, but have only 115 plus food stamps from the state while my ... Read More »

                  My Mother Took Out Loans to Pay for My Education. I Can’t Afford to Pay. – Jasmine

                  College Tuition Expenses

                  “Dear Steve, My mother took out loans to fund my education with the best intentions in the world. Unfortunately because of some medical and educational setbacks, it took me 6 years to graduate and I’m sitting on around 100K in student loans, not sure how much is private and how much is federal :( After graduation I was laid off ... Read More »

                    I Married a Drunk and Selfish Ass Who Never Cared About Debt or My Student Loans. – Tammy

                    Student Loan Corkboard Concept

                    “Dear Steve, I have a 22 year old student loan, it was 1.200 originally. I was married to a drunk and a selfish ass who never cared about debt. who has gotten us into more and more debt .I got rid of him finally now I am filing bankruptcy for all the debts except the student loan. With interest it ... Read More »

                      Got Student Loans. Got Cancer. Can’t Make Payments.

                      Magnifying Glass - Q&A

                      “Dear Steve, 10+plus years of student loans Bachelors and Masters Degree Cancer 2008 – now in remission Two Kids Stay at home Mom No solid work experience I have utilized all forbearance and deferments and I am not looking for full time work and there has been no attempt to repay, yet I want to discharge my debt because I ... Read More »

                        I’m Graduating College at 63 But Have a Lot of Student Loan Debt. – Vicki

                        Student Loan Corkboard Concept

                        “Dear Steve, I am an older student, have been on unemployment several times in the last 5 years, have not been employed full time for the last 3 years. I have a large amount of debt, especially student loan debt. I am an “older student” and will be finishing my Bachelor’s degree this year, 43 years after high school graduation ... Read More »

                          My Private Student Loan Cosigner Died. What Happens Now? – Nina

                          College Tuition Expenses

                          “Dear Steve, I have 4 student loans and two are private loans thru Wells Fargo and American Educational Services. They bot are default and they are about $45,000. I don’t make enough money to pay the loans. My salary covers basic needs and car payment. I had cosigner who passed away a month ago? What will happened with my default ... Read More »

                            I’m in the Navy. How Can I Tackle Private Student Loans in Default. – Theresa


                            “Dear Steve, I graduated from college in 2006 with a BA and then enlisted in the Navy. I have been in the service now for 6 and a half years. I have about $116,000 in private student loans that are in default. I don’t make enough money to take care of my living expenses and send money to my family ... Read More »

                              Kentucky Higher Education Says I Owe a Lot of Money for a Student Loan. – Beth

                              College Tuition Expenses

                              “Dear Steve, 47 year old,, married, recently moved to N.C.. I went back to school in 08′ and my school loans added up to 5600.00. I deferred the loans and was notified in 2012 that the loans were not deferred and had been in default for a year. YES a year. I explained this doesnt make any since if they ... Read More »

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